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Emergency services at scene of M5 accident

All emergency services have been deployed to the M5 in the Somerset after an accident between Junction 22 for Burnham-on-Sea and 23 for Bridgwater North.

Two lanes have been closed. Motorists are being advised to expect delays.

Two vehicles have been involved in the collision.

Lorry crash causes major delays on M5 in Devon

The damaged lorry is now on the hard shoulder of the M5 northbound Credit: ITV News

There are major delays on the M5 in Devon after an accident involving a lorry.

The M5 northbound is closed due to accident investigation work between Junction 29 for Exeter and 28 for Cullompton. It's causing congestion all the way to the services at Junction 30.

It is expected to remain closed into the afternoon.

One lane is also closed southbound between Junction 28 for Cullompton and 29 for Exeter due to repairs to the central reservation following the accident

  • Diversion for northbound traffic

Traffic is to leave the M5 at J29, head in to Exeter and turn right on to Ambassador Drive then the B3181 toward Cullompton and follow the solid circle diversion signs.


Severn Tunnel closure: how will my journey be affected?

  • One service an hour between Paddington, Newport and Cardiff/Swansea (not calling at Bristol parkway)
  • One service an hour between Paddington and Bristol Parkway, calling at normal timetabled stops

Replacement buses

  • will run between Severn Tunnel Junction and Bristol Parkway
  • will run between Bristol Parkway and Newport
  • journey times involving a replacement bus are likely to be extended by approximately 45 minutes

What about other rail services?

  • Trains will run between Bristol Parkway and Portsmouth Harbour
  • Trains will run between Bristol Parkway and Taunton; services to Weston-Super-Mare that would normally start/terminate at Bristol Parkway will start from Filton Abbey Wood
  • Additional work on the railway line will also see passenger journeys’ altered on a number of weekends between September and October.

For further information about how your journey may be affected click here.

Serious accident closes the A36

A serious accident has closed part of the A36 in Somerset.

Police say they've closed roads around the A36 at Hinton Charterhouse following a serious road traffic collision this afternoon.

It involved a car and an articulated lorry at about 1.30pm.

The A36 has been closed between Beckington roundabout and the Brassknocker Hill traffic lights.

It is likely to remain closed for some time – motorists are asked to avoid the area and find an alternative route.


Child airlifted to hospital following major M5 crash

The crash happened at 10.45 on Monday morning. Credit:

A child has been airlifted to hospital in a serious condition after a major crash on the M5 near Weston-super-Mare.

The motorway is closed in both directions between junctions 21 and 22 after the accident involving two vehicles at 10.45 a.m. on Monday.

The child was flown to Bristol Children's Hospital and an adult was taken to Bristol Royal Infirmary for treatment.

Three others were treated by paramedics and medical crews at the scene.

Traffic was stopped on both carriageways so the air ambulance could land Credit:
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